Quick Rules

  • Game Mode: 1v1
  • Game settings:
    • Match Privacy: Private
    • Map: Must be picked through Mapvote tool in the matchpage.
    • Loadout Visibility: Off
    • Random Location: On
    • Standard Resources: On
  • Loadouts:
    • Race can't be changed in the round, but elites and Doctrines are free to be changed.
    • Elites: All elites are allowed
    • Doctrines: All doctrines are allowed
  • Format: Single Elimination
    • Rounds 256 and previous: Best of One (Bo1)
    • Rounds 128 to Finals: Best of Three (Bo3)
  • Hosting: The highest seeded player hosts the games
  • Maps and vetoes:
    • Map pool: Charons Rest, Port Saunderus, Khomet's Pass, Mork's Mire and Crucible of Vaul
    • Vetoes: For Best of Three, each player vetoes one map, staring with the highest seeded player. For Best of One, each player vetoes two maps.
Match Result
  • Both players are obliged to confirm the correct result of the game at the end of the match and attach screenshots and replays confirming the result.
  • Screenshots:
    • The players have to always take screenshots of anything that happened during a match. These include victories, bugs, disconnects etc.
    • The Cup Referee takes a decision on what happens if there are not screenshots taken!


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ESL Play App


Is this your first time? Here are the important steps:

  • Follow the instructions on the right to sign up and check in
  • If check in is enabled, make sure to check in on time
  • Wait for your first match to show up on the right
  • Get in contact with your opponent and play the match
  • Enter the result and ask your opponent to confirm
  • Wait for your next match

Still need help? During the cup, use chat if it is available, otherwise please contact support.

Match related issues must be handled via match protest.